Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Here are photos of the visiting peacock. I took these the first evening I saw him in my yard.

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    He IS a juvenile cock, right? Not a hen?

    In any case, he's hung around for three days now. I have named him "Kevin" after the "snipe" in the movie UP! (Thanks, Sweetpea!!)

    It's been so hot I have only gone outside for very short periods of time to complete flock chores .... and check to see where Kevin is meandering. He has been VERY interested in the coop pop door.
     
  2. bribre

    bribre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow Kevin is one handsome men!! I'd say he's about a year old, next year he will start growing in he's tail feathers. He looks like a black shoulder peacock.

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  3. Sweetpea3829

    Sweetpea3829 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like a "he" to me! I think the hens are drab colored and quite a bit smaller.

    LOL, his name is Kevin! Awesome!
     
  4. Sweetpea3829

    Sweetpea3829 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I remember correctly, the neighbor's male peacocks all lose their feathers over the summer. They only have them in the spring. I still haven't been able to get a good picture of the males fanning. Every time I see them fan, I head over with my camera, get so close and then they drop the fan. And of course, the times I'm over there without my camera, that's when they'll fan nice and big.

    Buggers.
     
  5. bribre

    bribre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They start growing there tails early spring and lose them at the end of summer.

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  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    So THAT'S why you can find peacock feathers in hobby stores so easily.... I always wondered if the poor things had their tail feathers yanked out -or worse - to provide home decorations, feathered hats and earrings.
     
  7. bribre

    bribre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haha yes thankfully they drop there feathers ones it starts getting colder out. I've got a list of friends waiting for my William to drop he's. lol
     
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    all this peacock talk is dpressing me.

    next season we will have hatching so perfect we will hatch 12 from 12 peafowl.Either that or just give them top a broody.
     
  9. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's an old upright freezer I have converted. I have a direct wired computer fan, and have been using the heating element from my old stryrofoam Bellsouth incubator,
    but it doesnt have the power to heat the whole bator reliably.

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  10. Sally Sunshine

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